who better to ask than the local chowhounds - hope this is OK.
i'm looking for a career change and where i'm thinking of heading it would be really beneficial to brush up on cooking, bartending, general food knowledge. by no means a 4-year degree like some programs i've looked at; something more along the lines of a once-weekly class lasting for a semester. i need to learn cooking basics, plus get a few more stellar dishes under my belt. any recommendations?